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Human Rights Initiative Statement on Proposal to Limit Asylum Seekers from Supporting Themselves While Their Applications Are Pending

DALLAS – On November 13, 2019, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a proposed rule that would limit asylum seekers from supporting themselves while their applications are pending. Among other things, the rule would force asylum seekers to wait a full year after their applications are filed to …

Kali Cohn News & Updates, Uncategorized

USCIS Backlog: An Explainer

For affirmative asylum seekers who fled without their families, it can mean years of separation. For people fleeing domestic violence, it can mean years before obtaining the important lifeline of work authorization. Here’s why the USCIS backlog matters: